Sheffield Doc/Fest


Sheffield Doc/Fest returns to the Showroom 7-12 June 2014

Doc/Fest welcomes over 2600 delegates to the Showroom from over 60 countries to celebrate the craft and love of documentary here in Sheffield, alongside over 20,000 members of the general public.
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Upcoming films & events

Cleo from 5 to 7
Cleo from 5 to 7 (PG)
Varda describes Cleo from 5 to 7 as ‘a portrait of a woman painted onto a documentary about Paris’. It remains a pivotal film of the New Wave.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 10.00
The Corporation
The Corporation - Library Theatre (18)
One hundred and fifty years ago, the Corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 10.00
Mr Somebody
Mr. Somebody? +Q&A (18)
Nestled amongst his hoard of papers, photos, and random objects, the “oddest man in Britain” Jake Mangle-Wurzel describes with great lucidity his obsession with never throwing anything away.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 10.45
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 15.30
What is left? + Q&A
What is Left? + Q&A (18)
Life partners Luca Ragazzi and Gustav Hofer examine a post-Berlusconi reality in their third collaborative quest for the modern Italian identity.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 11.00
Battle of Orgreave
The Battle of Orgreave + Q&A (18)
In 1984 the National Union of Mineworkers went on strike. The dispute lasted for over a year and was the most bitterly fought since the general strike of 1926.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 11.15
Visitors
Visitors (18)
From Godfrey Reggio, the acclaimed director of Koyaanisqatsi, with a score from legendary composer, Philip Glass, Visitors is a mesmerising visual poem that explores ideas of humanity and nature through a series of beautiful and meticulously shot images.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 12.30
1971
1971 + Q&A (18)
March 8th 1971, on the night of the massive boxing fight between Joe Frazier and Muhammed Ali, the self-appointed “Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI” would uncover damning evidence of illegal surveillance work that targeted political dissenters.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 13.00
Regarding Susan Sontag + Q&A
Regarding Susan Sontag + Q&A - Library Theatre (18)
Award-winning director Nancy Kates chronicles the life of the first rock star intellectual in Sontag’s own words and images, as well as through interviews with her most ardent supporters and detractors.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 13.30
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 15.15
A 50 Year Argument
The 50 Year Argument +Q&A (18)
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese and his longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi, The 50 Year Argument rides the waves of literary, political, and cultural history as charted by the The New York Review of Books.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 13.30
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 21.30
Night Will Fall
Night Will Fall +Q&A (18)
In 1945, a remarkable documentary was made about the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. But within six months of having been greenlit, the government withdrew support and it was consigned, incomplete, to the archives of the Imperial War Museum.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 15.00
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 20.30
Utopia + Q&A
Utopia (12A)
For over 40 years, renowned filmmaker and investigative journalist John Pilger has travelled around the world to document the ongoing fight for human justice.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 16.00
The Internet's Own Boy: The sStory of Aaron Swartz + Q&A
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz + Q&A - Library Theatre (18)
Swartz was a connector whose prescient vision was at fatal odds with a U.S. legal system still operating in the dinosaur age. A year on from Swartz’s suicide, the world is still coming to terms with the devastating loss of a digital giant.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 16.30
The Case Against 8
The Case Against 8 (18)
The euphoria that greeted California's first same sex marriages in June 2008 was all too short-lived. In November of that year - on the day that Barack Obama was elected president - a proposition to once again ban same sex marriages passed.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 19.00
Last Days In Vietnam
Last Days In Vietnam - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
Emmy award-winning Director Rory Kennedy tells the story of how a group of Americans frantically work to save the South Vietnamese refugees showing up at the American Embassy by the thousands.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 19.30
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 21.15
Miners Shot Down
Miners Shot Down (18)
For decades, South African workers have struggled to earn a living wage digging platinum for the British company Lonmin. Dismayed that their own union was in bed with the company, in August 2012 miners began a wildcat strike.
  • Sat 7 Jun
  • 20.45
  • 20.45
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 10.00
Nelson Mandela, The Myth & Me + Q&A
Nelson Mandela, The Myth and Me + Q&A - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
In an imagined letter to Mandela, Matabane asks some important questions about the price that South Africans have paid for their "bloodless" path to democracy.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 10.00
Vagabond
Vagabond (15)
Varda’s harsh, tragic anti-road movie is compelling in both its formal innovation and its engaging portrayal of an unforgettably ambiguous anti-heroine, Mona.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 10.15
Alfred and Jakobine
Alfred and Jakobine + Q&A (18)
An impulse buy of a battered London taxi on honeymoon in Morocco was the catalyst for Alfred and Jakobie's trip of a lifetime. For four years they drove around the world, changing hundreds of tires and enjoying just as many adventures.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 10.15
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 17.45
1971
1971 + Q&A @ ODEON (18)
March 8th 1971, on the night of the massive boxing fight between Joe Frazier and Muhammed Ali, the self-appointed “Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI” would uncover damning evidence of illegal surveillance work that targeted political dissenters.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 10.45
Peter De Rome Grandfather of Gay Porn + Q&A
Peter De Rome Grandfather of Gay Porn +Q&A (18)
Director Ethan Reid’s portrait of gay porn’s granddaddy celebrates his life and revisits some of the most orgasmic moments caught on film.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 12.15
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 17.45
We Are Many
We Are Many + Q&A - Library Theatre (18)
In a series of gripping interviews, journalist and documentary maker Amir Amirani looks at the consequences of the protests, from the failed intervention on Iraq to the rise of organised dissent in the post-9/11 present.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 12.30
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 18.00
Point and Shoot + Q&A
Point and Shoot +Q&A (18)
Academy Award-nominated director Marshall Curry captures one man’s dizzying, harrowing initiation into manhood and examines the dehumanising effects of war.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 12.45
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 15.30
A Dangerous Game  + Q&A
A Dangerous Game+ Q&A (18)
Meeting with the key players in the development projects and the residents who dare oppose them, Baxter shows that the fight to reclaim our fragile, natural commons from private interests continues to be a struggle.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 12.45
Ecocide- Voices from Paradise + Q&A
Ecocide - Voices from Paradise + Q&A (18)
Spending two years after the oilspill recording life on Grand Isle, filmmaker Juliet Brown exposes one of the greatest ecological disasters in recent history and its impact on local lives.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 13.00
Going to the Dogs + Q&A
Going to the Dogs + Q&A - ODEON (18)
Multi-award winning filmmaker Penny Woolcock is reunited with former gang member Dylan Duffus (1 Day, One Mile Away) to explore the criminal subculture of the dog fighting world and man's conflicted relationship with dogs.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 13.15
Vessel + Q&A
Vessel + Q&A (18)
Following Women on Waves for seven years, director Diana Whitten’s first feature documentary shows how a small group of agitators overcome aggressive resistance to become champions for reproductive rights.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 15.15
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 10.15
the last Man on the Moon + Q&A
The Last Man on the Moon + Q&A (18)
Director Mark Craig crafts a quietly epic biography that combines the rare insight of the surviving former astronauts with archival footage and otherworldly moonscapes.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 15.15
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 15.45
One Rogue Reporter
One Rogue Reporter +Q&A (18)
Featuring interviews with Hugh Grant, Steve Coogan, and John Prescott, One Rogue Reporter is a gutsy takedown best served funny.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 15.30
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 13.15
Life Itself + Q&A
Life Itself +Q&A - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
Opinionated, argumentative, and quick-witted, film critic Roger Ebert was best known as one half of Siskel and Ebert, whose weekly television show At The Movies made them a household name in the United States.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 15.30
Greg LeMonde-Slaying the Badger + Q&A
Slaying the Badger + Q&A (18)
In a pre-doping cycling era, years before the emergence of Lance Armstrong, the American Greg LeMond was recruited as a teenager to the French Renault team, where he developed a close friendship with Bernard "The Badger" Hinault.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 15.30
David Hockney IN THE NOW
Doc/Fest 2014 Short Film Compilation 1 - ODEON (18)
A selection of short docs.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 15.30
The Dog + Q&A
The Dog + Q&A (18)
Brooklyn, August 22, 1972. Determined to secure a sex change operation for his lover, John Wojtowicz decides to hold up a bank.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 17.45
Beautiful Noise
Beautiful Noise +Q&A - ODEON (18)
In the 80s and 90s, indie music was struck by a rare moment of introspection that came to an abrupt end with the laddism of Britpop. Filmmaker Eric Green interviews the mad minds behind Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 17.45
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 21.00
Concerning Violence + Q&A
Concerning Violence +Q&A - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
Like the colonisation process itself, decolonisation is necessarily brutal, chaotic. Creating a frightful mosaic of a critical moment in African history, filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson returns pieces together a selection of astounding footage.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 18.45
Dog Day Afternoon
Dog Day Afternoon (18)
A desperate and crazed man with the help of an accomplice, takes a local Brooklyn bank hostage with plans to rob it in order to pay for his lover's sex-change operation.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 20.30
The Internet's Own Boy: The sStory of Aaron Swartz + Q&A
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz + Q&A - Odeon (18)
Swartz was a connector whose prescient vision was at fatal odds with a U.S. legal system still operating in the dinosaur age. A year on from Swartz’s suicide, the world is still coming to terms with the devastating loss of a digital giant.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 20.30
112 Weddings+ Q&A
112 Weddings + Q&A (18)
The passage of time shines a torch on the many issues that can derail the happiest of couples, from mental illness to crying babies and infidelity, whilst Block's wedding archive allow us to look back on their most optimistic of days.
  • Sun 8 Jun
  • 21.00
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Doc/Fest 2014 Student Films - ODEON (18)
A selection of student docs.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 09.45
The Gleaners and I
The Gleaners and I (U)
In this striking example of subjective or first person documentary, Varda includes herself as a gleaner asserting a powerful correlation between subject and form.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 10.00
Emirs in Wonderland
Emirs in Wonderland +Q&A - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
In the wake of the tumultuous uprisings of 2011, more than 20,000 Tunisians fled to Europe. Many headed for Paris where they had been told they'd enjoy lives of plenty. Tunisian filmmaker Ahmed Jlassii wanders the Parisian streets, hearing their stories.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 10.00
Web Junkie + Q&A
Web Junkie + Q&A (18)
Acclaimed directors Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia's intimate study of a phenomenon situated in the Chinese context resonates on a global level, in particular with industrialising countries in Asia and the global South.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 12.15
Pakistan's Hidden Shame
Pakistan's Hidden Shame + Q&A (18)
In towns and cities across Pakistan, tens of thousands of vulnerable young boys have become the victims of paedophile predators who seem to have nothing to fear from the law. It’s an open secret that few acknowledge.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 12.30
A Dangerous Game  + Q&A
A Dangerous Game + Q&A - Library Theatre (18)
Meeting with the key players in the development projects and the residents who dare oppose them, Baxter shows that the fight to reclaim our fragile, natural commons from private interests continues to be a struggle.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 12.45
Born to Fly + Q&A
Born to Fly (18)
In an introduction to Streb’s life and work that peaks with a series of breathtaking performances at the London Olympics, seasoned documentarian Catherine Gund constructs a layered evolutionary portrait of an artist.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 12.45
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 15.45
In the Shadow of War
In the Shadow of War + Q&A (18)
Thousands of children born in the midst of the Bosnian war were abandoned, orphaned or abused. The four young people profiled here are sadly all too typical of a blighted generation.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 13.00
Last Hijack + Q&A
Last Hijack + Q&A - ODEON (18)
From frequent news headlines to feature films, the tale of modern day Somali pirates is a sadly familiar one – from the victims’ perspective. In this hybrid documentary, we are taken into the untold reality of the pirates themselves.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 13.00
The Last Chance Schhol + Q&A
The Last Chance School + Q&A (18)
A First Cut film following three boys at a specialist boarding school for kids with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Shot from their perspective, we take a look beneath the bad behaviour.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 14.45
Beyond Clueless + Q&A
Beyond Clueless + Q&A (18)
British film critic Charlie Lyne takes us deep into the psyche of the teenage soul, exploring themes of alienation and loss of self, and scouring the often amusing myriad of emotional tempests that dominate the teenage years.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 14.45
Attacking the Devil
Attacking The Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime + Extended Q&A (18)
The Sunday Times' fight to win compensation for their struggling families would take more than a decade, as Evans tenaciously pursued the drug companies through the English courts and beyond.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 15.15
Unlocking the Truth
Doc/Fest 2014 Short Film Compilation 2 - ODEON (18)
A selection of short docs.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 15.30
Happiness + Q&A
Happiness + Q&A (18)
As always, acclaimed film-maker Thomas Balmes proves adept in transporting us to a remote corner of the world poised on the verge of great change, through astounding cinematography richly deserving of its Sundance award
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 15.30
The Missing + Q&A
The Missing + Q&A (18)
This powerful film follows the extraordinary stories of three families struggling to cope when a loved one vanishes without a trace.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 16.30
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story + Q&A
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story + Extended Q&A (18)
A tense and contrite Lance Armstrong appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show in early 2013 to finally admit that he had doped during his career as a road racing cyclist. The Gasps were heard around the world.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 17.30
112 Weddings+ Q&A
112 Weddings + Q&A - Odeon (18)
The passage of time shines a torch on the many issues that can derail the happiest of couples, from mental illness to crying babies and infidelity, whilst Block's wedding archive allow us to look back on their most optimistic of days.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 18.15
Finding Fela + Q&A
Finding Fela + Q&A (18)
Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney looks back at Kuti’s legacy by weaving together a multi-layered narrative with rare footage, star-studded interviews and a musical adaptation featuring the live performance of Antibalas.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 18.15
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 16.30
Derby Crazy Love
Derby Crazy Love (18)
“You're in roller skates, and you're hitting people. You definitely have to be a little crazy to play this sport."
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 18.30
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 18.30
Return to Homs + Q&A
Return to Homs - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
Basset was one of the leaders of the Syrian rebellion in the city of Homs. Their hopeful uprising in 2011 was met with increasingly violent resistance. Talal Derki’s award-winning film closely trails Basset and his fearless crew over a two-year period.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 21.00
Adventure Malgache
Bon Voyage & Aventure Malgache (PG)
Two classic Hitchcock shorts both made for the British Ministry of Information in 1944.
  • Mon 9 Jun
  • 22.30
The Armstrong Lie + Extended Q&A
The Armstrong Lie + Extended Q&A (15)
Contrasting the optimistic footage shot in 2009 with newer revelatory contributions from former friends as well as Armstrong himself, Gibney personally demonstrates the irresistibility of a beautiful lie.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 09.45
The Case Against 8
The Case Against 8 - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
Shot over five years, we follow Olson as he brings together a cross-party team -- and two same sex couples who open up their lives to intense public scrutiny.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 10.00
Beaverland + Q&A
Beaverland + Q&A - ODEON (18)
Biologists and lovebirds Derek and Giorgia have a mission: to do something about the plague of beavers on Tierra del Fuego.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 10.00
The Beaches of Agnes
The Beaches of Agnes (18)
Varda’s last feature-length documentary to date is both a retrospective exploration of her filmmaking career and a memory work that evokes spaces, images and rituals to assert the positive presence of mortality in life.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 10.15
Brakeless
Brakeless +Q&A (18)
On Monday April 25th 2005, a West Japan Railway (West JR) commuter train crashed into an apartment building and killed 107 people when a driver tried to catch up with an 80-second delay.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 10.45
Awake in a Bad Dream + Q&A
Awake in a Bad Dream + Q&A (18)
Award-winning directors Petra Lataster-Czisch and Peter Lataster present a sensitive testament to the fighting human spirit as well as a bittersweet reminder of life’s finitude.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 12.00
The School of Babel + Q&A
The School of Babel +Q&A - ODEON (18)
The students who make up the reception class of Grand Aux Belles junior high school in Paris couldn't be more different. Director Julie Bertucelli allows these narratives to unfold at their own pace, in a film that movingly captures their difficulties.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 12.45
Web Junkie + Q&A
Web Junkie +Q&A - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
Acclaimed directors Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia's intimate study of a phenomenon situated in the Chinese context resonates on a global level, in particular with industrialising countries in Asia and the global South.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 12.45
Last Call
Last Call +Q&A (18)
Looking back at forty years of inaction they can no longer show such surety. In the midst of a global environmental crisis, governments are finally seeing the need for action -- but is it too late?
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 13.00
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 10.00
WHITEY: United States v James J. Bulger + Q&A
WHITEY: United States v James J. Bulger +Q&A (18)
A legend in his own time, James "Whitey" Bulger, the head of Boston's Irish mafia, ruled the city for a quarter of a century. Just how did he operate for so many years without being charged with so much as a misdemeanor?
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 13.15
Sepideh + Q&A
Sepideh +Q&A (18)
Berit Madsen's intimate observation of Sepideh's world plays out like a drama as we follow Sepideh tenaciously in pursuit of her vision.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 15.15
An Honest Liar
An Honest Liar - ODEON (18)
As a magician “The Amazing Randi” spent decades wowing audiences with astonishing feats. But as Randi's fanbase grew, he became uneasy at how conmen and faith healers used the tricks of his trade to deceive the masses for profit.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 15.30
The Legend of Shorty
The Legend of Shorty +Q&A (18)
The film takes us to a world where few outsiders have ever been, unravelling basic truths behind the "war on drugs" as Angus and Guillermo get ever closer.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 15.45
Concerning Violence + Q&A
Concerning Violence + Extended Q&A - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
Like the colonisation process itself, decolonisation is necessarily brutal, chaotic. Creating a frightful mosaic of a critical moment in African history, filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson returns pieces together a selection of astounding footage.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 18.00
Unearthed + Q&A
Unearthed + Q&A (18)
Minaar's journey into America's heart of darkness is an absorbing primer on the fracking industry -- and a necessary wake-up call to the rest of the world.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 18.00
The search for Weng Weng + Q&A
The Search for Weng Weng + Q&A - ODEON (18)
Punctuated with fantastic insight from film lovers and scholars, this is as much a slice of underrepresented cinema history as it is a portrait of the elusive Weng Weng.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 18.15
The Overnighters + Q&A
The Overnighters +Q&A (18)
In this astonishing, Sundance award-winning film, we watch Reinke fight his ground on many fronts – all the while keeping up a public persona at painful odds with the troubled private person within.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 18.15
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 12.45
Life Itself + Q&A
Life Itself +Q&A (18)
Opinionated, argumentative, and quick-witted, film critic Roger Ebert was best known as one half of Siskel and Ebert, whose weekly television show At The Movies made them a household name in the United States.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 20.00
Non Fiction Diary + Q&A
Non Fiction Diary +Q&A - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
Non Fiction Diary offers up an original, pacey examination of Korea's national psyche, through the most notorious news events of the 1990s.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 20.45
Last Hijack + Q&A
Last Hijack + Q&A (18)
From frequent news headlines to feature films, the tale of modern day Somali pirates is a sadly familiar one – from the victims’ perspective. In this hybrid documentary, we are taken into the untold reality of the pirates themselves.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 20.45
For Y'ur Height Only
For Y'ur Height Only - ODEON (18)
Move over Roger Moore, here comes Agent 00. He’s a 3 foot-tall Filipino agent, martial arts master and expert marksman, played by the charming Weng Weng.
  • Tue 10 Jun
  • 21.00
Slut Phobia? + Q&A
Slut Phobia? +Q&A - ODEON (18)
Bergman navigates us through a flurry of porn conventions, dodgy Victorian ur-vibrators, and workshops that help you get in touch with your “inner slut” all in the name of decoding Western female desire in the 21st century.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 10.00
Chemsex
Chemsex + Q&A (18)
A powerful and unflinching exploration of a hidden health emergency in London’s gay community. Chemsex is a feature-length documentary with extraordinary access to the secret world of '’chemsex’' and "slamming” parties.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 10.00
The School of Babel + Q&A
The School of Babel +Q&A (18)
The students who make up the reception class of Grand Aux Belles junior high school in Paris couldn't be more different. Director Julie Bertucelli allows these narratives to unfold at their own pace, in a film that movingly captures their difficulties.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 10.15
On Yer Bike
On Yer Bike (18)
As excitement mounts over the forthcoming Tour de France, here’s an opportunity to review a history of the bicycle on film.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 10.15
Unearthed + Q&A
Unearthed +Q&A - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
Minaar's journey into America's heart of darkness is an absorbing primer on the fracking industry -- and a necessary wake-up call to the rest of the world.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 10.15
Beaverland + Q&A
Beaverland + Q&A
Biologists and lovebirds Derek and Giorgia have a mission: to do something about the plague of beavers on Tierra del Fuego.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 12.15
Judgement in Hungary + Q&A
Judgement in Hungary +Q&A - ODEON (18)
Award-winning filmmaker Eszter Hajdú shows the excruciating process of law in all its displays of power, as well as the racist oppression— both overt and subtle — faced daily by the Roma people.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 12.30
Pleasure At Her Majesty's
Pleasure At Her Majesty's +Q&A (18)
Pleasure at Her Majesty’ is a hilarious obdoc following the rehearsals and performances of the first Amnesty Benefit at Her Majesty’s Theatre London.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 12.45
An Honest Liar
An Honest Liar +Q&A (18)
As a magician “The Amazing Randi” spent decades wowing audiences with astonishing feats. But as Randi's fanbase grew, he became uneasy at how conmen and faith healers used the tricks of his trade to deceive the masses for profit.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 13.00
Attacking the Devil
Attacking The Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime + Extended Q&A - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
The Sunday Times' fight to win compensation for their struggling families would take more than a decade, as Evans tenaciously pursued the drug companies through the English courts and beyond.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 13.00
Profession: Documentarist
Profession: Documentarist (18)
In this absorbing film, seven independent woman Iranian documentary makers take us into their personal and professional world, in an Iran that continues to be punctured by political, social and economic crises.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 14.30
Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story + Q&A
Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story + Q&A (18)
Ecosexuals Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle return to Stephen’s West Virginia homeland to visit those devastated by the practice, and heartbroken over its effect on the land that they cherish.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 15.15
Nelson Mandela, The Myth & Me + Q&A
Nelson Mandela, The Myth & Me +Q&A - ODEON (18)
In an imagined letter to Mandela, Matabane asks some important questions about the price that South Africans have paid for their "bloodless" path to democracy.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 15.30
The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins
The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins +Q&A (18)
This is the story of the most extraordinary and audacious experiment in the history of animal science. It was carried out by visionary 1960s neuroscientist John Lilly, who had a remarkable ambition; to communicate with dolphins by teaching them English.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 15.45
Whitey: USA v James Bulger + Q&A
WHITEY: United States v James J. Bulger +Q&A - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
A legend in his own time, James "Whitey" Bulger, the head of Boston's Irish mafia, ruled the city for a quarter of a century. Just how did he operate for so many years without being charged with so much as a misdemeanor?
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 16.15
The Galapagos Affair
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (18)
WWI survivor and deep thinker Dr. Friedrich Ritter and his mistress Dore Strauch left their spouses in Germany in 1929 to pursue Eden on the other side of the world. Settling on an uninhabited Galapagos island, they all too soon had unwanted neighbours..
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 16.45
The Dog + Q&A
The Dog +Q&A - LIBRARY THEATRE (18)
Brooklyn, August 22, 1972. Determined to secure a sex change operation for his lover, John Wojtowicz decides to hold up a bank.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 19.15
Non Fiction Diary + Q&A
Non Fiction Diary +Q&A (18)
Non Fiction Diary offers up an original, pacey examination of Korea's national psyche, through the most notorious news events of the 1990s.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 20.00
E-Team
E-Team - ODEON (18)
In 2011, Syria became consumed in the effort to depose the rule of the al-Assad family. As the death toll starts to mount, the E-Team (Emergencies Team) of the Human Rights Watch arrive on the scene armed with nothing more than pens, laptops and cameras.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 20.45
The Films of Peter de Rome
The Erotic Films of Peter de Rome (18)
In the late 1960s and early 1970s British-born New Yorker and unsung hero of gay underground filmmaking.
  • Wed 11 Jun
  • 20.45
PilgrIMAGE
PilgrIMAGE (18)
A father, Peter Wintonick, and his 18-year-old daughter Mira, both filmmakers, take a roadtrip around the world. They trek through the present and future of film and image-making, using significant historical cinematic sites as their points of departure.
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 10.00
Kids on the Breadline
Kids On the Breadline +Q&A (18)
Over one and half million people in the UK had to turn to food banks last year, three times as many as in the previous year. Cara (9), Rosie (8) and Niomi (14) are just 3 of them.
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 10.30
Being Frank
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (18)
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is the true story of comedy icon Frank Sidebottom and the life and career of his creator, Chris Sievey.
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 10.30
Agnes Goes Live
Agnes Goes Live (18)
Agnes will also make a special live appearance, answering questions from Ben Vickers, Curator of Digital at the Serpentine Galleries, as well as those from the audience.
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 12.00
Judgement in Hungary + Q&A
Judgement in Hungary +Q&A (18)
Award-winning filmmaker Eszter Hajdú shows the excruciating process of law in all its displays of power, as well as the racist oppression— both overt and subtle — faced daily by the Roma people.
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 12.15
Shield and Spear
Shield and Spear + Q&A (18)
Director Petter Ringbom offers up an energetic snapshot of contemporary South Africa through a kaleidescope view of artists living and working there.
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 12.45
Sheffield Doc/Fest logo 2014
Green Doc Award Winner 2014 (18)
Info coming soon...
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 12.45
We Are Many
Hits of the Festival - WE ARE MANY (18)
In a series of gripping interviews, journalist and documentary maker Amir Amirani looks at the consequences of the protests, from the failed intervention on Iraq to the rise of organised dissent in the post-9/11 present.
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 14.30
Manufacturing Consent
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (12A)
Funny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, Manufacturing Consent explores the political life and ideas of world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky.
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 15.00
Sheffield Doc/Fest logo 2014
Youth Jury Award Winner 2014 (18)
Info coming soon...
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 15.30
Alisdair Gray
Alisdair Gray: A Life in Progress (18)
Following the Scottish artist’s streams of thought, his operatic descriptions, and sudden bursts of laughter, you start to believe that life can be looked at differently, lived more truly.
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 17.15
Sheffield Doc/Fest logo 2014
Special Jury Award Winner 2014 (18)
Info coming soon....
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 18.15
The Battle for Orgreave
Battle for Orgreave + Q&A
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  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 20.00
the last Man on the Moon + Q&A
Hits of the Festival - THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON (18)
Director Mark Craig crafts a quietly epic biography that combines the rare insight of the surviving former astronauts with archival footage and otherworldly moonscapes.
  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 20.15
Sheffield Doc/Fest logo 2014
Tim Hetherington Award Winner 2014 (18)
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  • Thu 12 Jun
  • 21.00

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